What is a .WPL File And How To Open It – Microsoft (Guide)

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While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .wpl extension. It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .wpl file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .WPL file?

The .WPL file extension stands for Windows Media Player Playlist. The developer of this file extension is Microsoft. The file has the xml format, and it is a video related file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .wpl file on 1 platform.

How to open a .WPL file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .WPL file on various operating systems.

How to open a .WPL file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .wpl file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Nullsoft Winamp software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Microsoft Windows Media Player and Nullsoft Winamp.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .WPL file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Nullsoft Winamp software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .WPL file?

If you are still unable to open the .WPL file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .WPL file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .wpl – Rockstar Games. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .WPL file with the Nullsoft Winamp, Microsoft Windows Media Player programs on Windows.